Citizenship & PSHE

All KS3 students have one PSHCE lesson per fortnight, in addition to the PSHCE covered in the tutor programme. It brings together personal, social and health education, work-related learning, careers, enterprise, citizenship education and financial capability and includes the statutory Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and Health education.

PSHCE lessons are taught by a variety of St Katherine’s teaching staff. They are coordinated by Ms Huzzey and also include some sessions led by specialists from the community.

 

KS3 Curriculum

What students will be studying in Years 7-9

Year 7

Transition and Personal Safety 

Transition to secondary school and personal safety in and outside school,

Health and Puberty 

Healthy routines, influences on health, puberty, unwanted contact, and FGM

Building Relationships 

Self-worth, romance and friendships (including online) and relationship boundaries

Year 8

Emotional Well-being 

Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image and coping strategies

Identity and Relationships Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, and ‘sexting’,

Healthy Lifestyles

 Diet, exercise, lifestyle balance and healthy choices, and first aid

Year 9

Substance Abuse, Peer Influence and Gangs 

Alcohol and drug misuse and pressures relating to drug use;

Healthy and unhealthy friendships, assertiveness, substance misuse, and gang exploitation

Family Relationships 

 Families, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and

relationship changes

Intimate Relationships 

Relationships and sex education including consent, contraception,

the risks of STIs, and how sex is portrayed in the media

KS4 Curriculum

Year 10 and 11 have PSHCE covered during tutor time, core Philosophy and Belief lessons and during special off time table events.

 

KS3 Curriculum

What students will be studying in Years 7 – 9     

Year 7 Being a Citizen Drugs, smoking alcohol awareness My future Sex and relationships Caring for me.- personal health and safety
Year 8 Human Rights Why Vote? Becoming an Adult – SRE Careers Drugs, smoking alcohol awareness
Year 9 Being British Preparing for Options – careers Crime and Young People Drugs, alcohol awareness Sex and relationships

KS4 Curriculum

Year 10 and 11 have Citizenship and PSHE lessons covered during tutor time, core Philosophy and Belief lessons and during special off time table events.